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      Re: 4K Reciever

      See some articles are now quoting this form sources;

      seeing this as the most significant product launch for many years,
      It's a product that will sit alongside Sky+ and Now TV rather than replace them. It's a whole new viewing experience.


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      Re: 4K Reciever

      Well, they have invested quite a bit in VR tech.

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      Re: 4K Reciever

      Quote Originally Posted by gymno View Post
      Well, they have invested quite a bit in VR tech.
      Ah yes, a new spin on 3D - watch your Sky content through a pair of goggles!
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      Re: 4K Reciever

      Just thought Id add a little survey to this thread...
      A good group of 12 footie mad friends last night came round and we discussed the new sky announcement, prompted by me. Other halfs were all on a girls night out together
      Seems everyone wants the planner across many devices and cloud storage. Would want apps (netflix and youtube) along with catchup, which all agreed as sky have it now and the channels is the best out there. Sky go got praise from everyone, including virgin customers who use it.
      Noone really complained about the satellite distribution of on demand that sky does now and works quick and very well or the set top box, but said it will soon become dated and feel its now hit its limit with the epg constraints, but do like the modern look of the epg.
      There really was not much enthusiasm for 4k, all agreed like me that hd is fine and probably a lot of our viewing now is not just in front of a tv, but on a tablet, pc (well one mentioned a pc), smartphones all around the house; like office, kitchen. conservatory, snug, bedroom, bathroom, kids, outside and out & about.
      The programme content was more the issue and all agreed that with all the offers sky is a no brainer. Noone has purchased bt sports (except a couple of virgin users who get it free), but did beg and borrow other peoples logins who they knew were not interested in sports, mostly older parents. Which is what I do to watch it on a tablet with a chromecast sometimes.
      Also, I was amazed that only two had fibre, but here we all max out on our adsl, so they had the same opinion as me that it was not worth the extra cost and sky adsl is free anyway.
      Noone was paying anywhere near the full sky cost, but i know these quys are all pretty savvy and Ive mentioned some deals to a few of them.
      On the recent landline changes, looks like they are all shelving it and using mobile only, which most do anyway like me.
      Virgin guys seem to have virgin because of the speed, gaming or something. Not my area of expertise.

      Also, about five of them have now dropped their hd sub, as they watch more on non tv devices and just do not see the point.

      What made me laugh, the one person who did not have sky, virgin or bt as a tv option and had only tv via an aerial, thus freeview, mentioned he had a just bought a 4k tv (the only one who had a 4k capable tv) and said he loved 4k. Of course, we queried him and said but you used to say that with your last tv, that you had hd, but only had a non hd freeview. Oh dear, we struggled to make him understand!
      But this one bt guy was paying more for his infinity broadband (he rarely even uses the net and def no tv streaming) and phone and phone calling extras, no bt tv option, than any of us were paying for sky, broadband, phone and sky sports (ignoring multiscreen and one had the movie channels as that does exaggerate the figures).
      Virgin seemed ever so expensive, from what I could work out.

      I did ask them if they knew of any other providers, a few mentioned plusnet, but had no real idea of what they were and they said without a tv option no good (ooops!).
      Talk talk was mentioned, but they all just went, Na! No other mention of the likes of EE.
      I asked them about bt and all came to the conclusion, its for the old folk and the youview box is a piece of junk, wow! I agree, but was shocked they all came to that conclusion and had tried or seen it.
      Many were favourable with virgin, but found it hard to work out their pricing or found it too expensive. Junk mail mania put their backs up. Three sky customers had virgin and left because they never did deals and had many problems, which were not fixed well.

      Conclusion: If the new box/product has a new epg, apps, cloud and shared planner storage, 4k as an add on option to box. Happy punters
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      Re: 4K Reciever

      I think it's too early yet for mainstream adoption of 4K - it will be the cloud and shared planner storage with watch everywhere (both at home and out & about) facilities that will be the big attractive feature when it comes. Linear tv is the past. Non-linear tv with flexible access is the future.
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      Re: 4K Reciever

      Whilst I would agree with you in that most people aren't going to be upgrading to a 4K TV any time soon, there are many who have already spent the money on getting one.

      As for keeping content on the cloud, I'm always hesitant about relying on someone else keeping my only copy of a file.

      Sometimes there has been an article on the news, for example, where I've just wanted to keep a 10 minute item.

      If the cloud storage means that I must keep the whole episode and I have a limited storage space, then this could become a problem.

      The recent issues with On Demand going down the other weekend shows that there is still much work required to improve the infrastructure. Getting it wrong can have bad side effects.

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      Re: 4K Reciever

      I think local copies will stay, but with more cloud based options. Essentially if what you record is available in the cloud thne you will have the option to store locally or via the cloud.... which is how iTunes works. I don't think the cloud will be your own personal storage.... put it another way it could possibly be a software change to bookmark items from On Demand.

      Local storage will kick in as of course, On Demand items are not there for life, just as long as Sky have the rights.

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      Re: 4K Reciever

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      I think local copies will stay, but with more cloud based options. Essentially if what you record is available in the cloud thne you will have the option to store locally or via the cloud.... which is how iTunes works. I don't think the cloud will be your own personal storage.... put it another way it could possibly be a software change to bookmark items from On Demand.
      That's exactly how I think it will work too. Didn't mean to infer there would be no local storage or that local storage would be irrelevant.

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      Local storage will kick in as of course, On Demand items are not there for life, just as long as Sky have the rights.
      Which is the case with the Sky Store Buy & Keep service. A few of the films that I got during the trial are no longer available to re-download via Sky, presumably because they no longer have the rights, so the DVD becomes the local backup copy (albeit ripped onto the local iTunes).

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      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      The recent issues with On Demand going down the other weekend shows that there is still much work required to improve the infrastructure. Getting it wrong can have bad side effects.
      True. The non-linear world does depend on two things for success - an adequate broadband connection on the part of the consumer and a strong, robust content delivery network on the part of the supplier.
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      Re: 4K Reciever

      I'm excited by this news. Looks to be a next generation Sky+ box. If it records 3 channels at once and has increased memory capacity then that alone would be enough for me.

      It's definitely the end result of the Project Ethan project judging by this.

      https://twitter.com/lgladdy/status/660048912716288002

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      The Sky #SetTVFree micro-site has references to “Sky Strato” in it’s analytics code. Full name is SkyStrato_Micro_EthanBrandEXP_PR_Invite

     

     
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